During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.

Friday June 1st, 2018

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Happy Madaraka Day from our beautiful children

 

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WAOO THIS IS GREAT

How I miss this

Friday April 13th, 2018

Apologies for the silence so far in 2018, we have however been very busy behind the scenes. We have built a temporary site house for a watchman and caretaker to provide 24/7 security to our plot and to live in.

We have also finished building a water storage unit which will cater for up to 12,000 litres of water which is pumped from the nearby river. This will cater for us to start farming to raise funds for future building.

This has taken a few more months than planned to prepare as we needed to plough and harrow the land, clear all the thorns and wild bushes covering the whole 6 acres and finish chain linking the full perimeter; heavy rains sadly thwarted our access to the plot. We will shortly also be constructing a security gate as a further measure of safety.

Our next step will be to plant our 50,000 tree seeds, create and maintain a vegetable patch and to grow and sell off grass.

Our sponsored children are continuing to do very well in their schools and we have had a second intake of our graduates joining universities, an absolutely fantastic and rewarding feeling. More news to come in May / June where we hope to also take our children out for another day full of fun!

We would like to finally thank every single one of you for your support and love and I would like to personally thank both Priscilla and Andrew for making all of this happen.
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Noble idea.... Would like to connect with you guys

Sunday December 24th, 2017

As 2017 is coming to a close with KCSE results released and Christmas festivities well underway, I would like to wish all our sponsors, children and colleagues a very happy Christmas. It has been another fantastic year working with you all and videos like this one makes it all worthwhile; when a child we have supported through their academic lives reaches the end of our programme.

We congratulate both Felix (in the video) and Kelvin for graduating high school with a B+ and wish them the very best for the next step they are about to embark upon. We will see you all and look forward to 2018.

Many thanks
Alun - Chairman

(Apologies for the poor quality of the video, technology is not my friend at the moment and isn't allowing me to blur out some of the background noise or add our logo to it!)
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congratulations to Felix and Kevin..welcome to the club of winners

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

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Tuesday November 7th, 2017

Back in 2016 we secured this 6 acre plot of land. Fencing of the whole perimeter has now taken place with tree plantation beginning over the coming months alongside a constructed security gate. Further photos will follow as/when we reach these stages. This album will be used to track the progress from start to finish. Sadly we cannot squeeze the whole 6 acres in one photo but its a significant amount of land for us and our plans 😉 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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All the best in your plans n kudos for this far

Tuesday November 7th, 2017

A whistle stop tour due to the repeat election however we will be spending much more time with these lovely children in Feb 2018. We managed to however travel to schools across Nakuru/Laikipia and Nyandarua counties wishing all students the very best in their end of year examinations.A whistle stop tour due to the repeat election but we will be spending much more time with these lovely children in Feb 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Keep up the good work that is wonderful

Saturday September 2nd, 2017

A huge thank you and congratulations are in order to 2 of our wonderful fundraisers and friends -Fiona and Russ; who successfully completed their sky dives to raise funds for us on Friday 1st September.

Their efforts have managed to raise over £400; can you help donate some pennies as a token of goodwill? You can donate here : mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fiona1011

Not only did they go out of their comfort zones and jump out of a plane at 15,000ft in the air, the sheer excitement and the adrenaline rush pumping through their veins lead to a proposal once both pairs of feet had firmly touched the ground! You can watch both their jumps and that special proposal here - m.youtube.com/watch?v=6rZIP_6Dn0o&feature=youtu.be

I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to them both for supporting our cause (plus Claire for wearing /promoting our t-shirt / encouraging the sky dive!) and give a massive congratulations on behalf of the whole Maisha team on their long and happy future together. ❤️

Asante Sana, Pongezi na Mungu aweza kukubariki.
🎊🥂🍾🎉

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Do you have what it takes to follow in their footsteps? Contact us today if you would like to help us further. Any activity or effort made, however large or small is much appreciated to the children, parents, the community and the team.
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A huge thank you and congratulations are in order to 2 of our wonderful fundraisers and friends -Fiona and Russ; who successfully completed their sky dives to raise funds for us on Friday 1st September. 

Their efforts have managed to raise over £400; can you help donate some pennies as a token of goodwill? You can donate here : https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fiona1011 

Not only did they go out of their comfort zones and jump out of a plane at 15,000ft in the air, the sheer excitement and the adrenaline rush pumping through their veins lead to a proposal once both pairs of feet had firmly touched the ground! You can watch both their jumps and that special proposal here - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6rZIP_6Dn0o&feature=youtu.be

I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to them both for supporting our cause (plus Claire for wearing /promoting our t-shirt / encouraging the sky dive!) and give a massive congratulations on behalf of the whole Maisha team on their long and happy future together. ❤️

Asante Sana, Pongezi na Mungu aweza kukubariki. 
🎊🥂🍾🎉

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Do you have what it takes to follow in their footsteps? Contact us today if you would like to help us further. Any activity or effort made, however large or small is much appreciated to the children, parents, the community and the team.

Sunday August 20th, 2017

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Sunday March 26th, 2017

Some sad news to announce today; back in December we shared with you that our regular corporate donor that covered our nursery project fees came to an abrupt ending. This has amounted to an uncontrollable burden on our funds so we will therefore be closing our nursery project this week having given the staff and children 3 months advanced notice to allow for a smoother transition.

We hope to revive the project in the near future however we can only achieve this by receiving either a corporate donation or a large donation from individuals so if please dig a little into your pockets if you can and help us save our nursery. You can either donate via our website or by simply texting "MSHA00 £5" or "MSHA00 £10" now!

Make a difference today, without your continued support we would not have achieved what we have and not be here today.

Thank You
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Sunday January 8th, 2017

2016 marks the end of the road for 3 of our original sponsored children who have attended high school for 4 years, all thanks to your generosity and support. We wish all Francis, Mercy and Josphat the very best as they proceed onto university or onto their first jobs. We will continue to follow these students for the year ahead or until they settle to assist them adapt to the next stage of their lives. 🙂

2017 marks the beginning of 2 new sponsored children joining the programme - Darius and John who are very excited to join the scheme and are ready to study hard.

Josphat sent us this video recording and he wanted us to share with all our supporters as a message of thanks. Josphat was a truly fantastic student and it was our pleasure supporting him through our sponsorship programme. Josphat received a mean grade of B in his KCSE examinations which is absolutely fantastic and is heading off to university this September. On behalf of the whole team here, congrats Josphat, keep in touch, we will miss you!
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We have also surprised some of our sponsors this evening with individual videos from their sponsored children recorded specifically for them 🙂

Thank you Maisha foundation

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